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1914Europe • Great Britain 
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Magazine cover for "Blast - Review Of the Great English Vortex", No. 1 
1914, 20 June
The Vorticist Manifesto is published in their journal Blast.
1916Europe • GermanyAlbert Einstein proposes the General Theory of Relativity.
1917Europe • FranceMarcel Duchamp exhibits his surrealist work The Fountain using a upturned urinal.
1919Europe • Germany 
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Lucia Moholy
Walter Gropius 
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Walter Gropius founds the Bauhaus school of design.
1919Europe • FranceThe French film director Abel Gance (1889-1981) releases the anti-war film J'accuse!. In it he uses wounded actors to portray the ghosts of fallen men. In 1924 John Heartfield created the photomontage After ten years: fathers and sons in which he uses skeletons and marching soldiers to depict the futility of war.
1922North America • USAHollywood's first Technicolor film Toll of the Sea is released.
1922Africa • EgyptThe tomb of King Tutankhamen is discovered by Howard Carter.

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